Do, or do not. There is no try. – Yoda
Happy New Year, Hidden Valley community! It is hard to believe that 2015 has ended. I am excited for a new beginning and look forward to continuing our successes here at Hidden Valley Elementary.
We managed to fit quite a bit into the short month of December. Girl Scout Troop 32132 facilitated the One Warm Coat Drive where they collected 383 coats for the homeless. Troops 31482, 33739 and 33333 aided in the efforts (we all know, it takes a village.) Thank you for your contribution to our community!
The See’s Candy fundraiser sold approximately $27,000 giving your PFC a profit of approximately $9,000. We give 8% of the profit to Student Council. Thank you to all who participated, purchased, and volunteered time. A very BIG thank you to Michelle Lotman for managing this fundraiser. Your tireless efforts and dedication are greatly appreciated!
Our Scholastic Book Fair sold over $10,000! Our profit is split as cash and Scholastic Dollars. This profit is used to benefit the Library. Thank you, Amanda Moses for running the Book Fair and thank you to all who patronized and/or volunteered your time. It is because of you, this fundraiser is a success.
The Craft and Vendor Faire was also a success. I saw smiles on the faces of the sellers and buyers. The buzz in the room was infectious. From unique handmade items to practical household use products, and pictures with Santa, this event brought our community together. Amanda Quatacker and Kim Williams are the reason this was possible. Thank you to you and your team of volunteers. Thank you to the crafters and vendors for sharing your products with us. Thank you to our community for supporting the efforts of everyone involved.
To give us a break from the holiday hustle and bustle, Tracey Rentner coordinated a family movie night. She showed Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer and A Charlie Brown Christmas. The kids had fun and the parents had a chance to relax. Thank you, Tracey!
To complement our busy December, January will be a rather slow month. Whew! There are behind the scenes preparations happening for our Annual Dinner Auction and information for our 2nd annual Spell-A-Thon will go home at the end of the month. I will see you at our PFC meeting on Tuesday, January 5th at 7pm in the Library. Thanks to this amazing community for a spectacular year and welcome to 2016!
Check us out at HVPFC.com and on our Facebook page (Parent Faculty Club at Hidden Valley Elementary).
Angie Vickroy (email@example.com)